Decorations

Iron Cross 1st Class

Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse



The Iron Cross was established in 1813 in Breslau and given to soldiers in the wars against Napoleon. The Iron Cross was reauthorized in 1914 by Emperor Wilhelm II when the First World War started (see the WWI U-boat decoration).

The Iron Cross, the most famous German war decoration, was awarded in several classes:

Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse (EK 1) Iron Cross 1st Class
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse (EK 2) Iron Cross 2nd Class
Spange zum Eisernen Kreuz Bar for Iron Cross
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes Knights Cross to the Iron Cross
Großkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes Grand Cross to the Iron Cross

The Großkreuz was only awarded once, to Hermann Göring in July 1940.

Das Eiserne Kreuz 1. Klasse

The Iron Cross 1st Class was worn on the left side of jacket.

The first EK 1 awarded to the U-Boat-force by order of the CinC Kriegsmarine went to the commander of U-29 on 18 September 1939 (delivered when the boat arrived in port on 26 Sep). Successful commanders often received both Iron Crosses after their first patrol, like Kptlt. Kentrat (U-74) and Kptlt. Mützelburg (U-203).


Kptlt. Fritz-Julius Lemp showing 3 grades of the Iron Cross; 2nd class ribbon on the button hole, 1st class Iron Cross on his left side and finally the Knights Cross around his neck.


Three officers from U-453 wearing the Iron Cross 1st Class, in the middle with the Knights Cross the commander Kptlt. Freiherr von Schlippenbach

Kptlt. Otto Kretschmer with EK I

Bar to the Iron Cross (Spange zum Eisernen Kreuz)

The Bar to the Iron Cross was used to indicate the award of the 1st or 2nd class Iron Cross to someone who won the same decoration in the First World War. The bar was worn clipped to the uniform jacket above the 1st class 1914 medal, or in the case of the 2nd class, on the ribbon.


Spange zum EK 2


Spange zum EK 1

Decorations ordered by date

See this list sorted by last name


Commander and rankAgeCrewDate  U-boat Command(s) held *
1.Pauckstadt, Hans26   
2.Singule, Rudolf von +kuk 01 WWI  
3.Ltn. Mahn, Bruno10/11   
4.Oblt. Brümmer-Patzig, Helmut264/106 Mar 1917  
5.Sachs, Erwin3020World War I  
6.Ltn. Schomburg, Oskar2010/151918  
7.Ltn. Friedeburg, Hans-Georg von +22IV/14World War I  
8.Oblt. Scheer, Werner Emil Hermann254/121918  
9.Kiesewetter, Wilhelm4000WWI  
10.Oblt. Vogelsang, Ernst +26311 Jan 1938  
11.Kptlt. Schuhart, Otto302926 Sep 1939  U-8, U-25, U-29
12.Oblt. Kuhnke, Günter2731   U-28
13.Oblt. Endrass, Engelbert +283417 Oct 1939  
14.Kptlt. Prien, Günther +313117 Oct 1939  U-47
15.Kptlt. Schultze, Herbert303027 Oct 1939  U-2, U-48
16.Kptlt. Frauenheim, Fritz27307 Nov 1939  U-21
17.KrvKpt. Hartmann, Werner36218 Nov 1939  U-26, U-37
18.Kptlt. Scholtz, Klaus3127   
19.Kptlt. Daublebsky von Eichhain, Karl30291939  U-13
20.Kptlt. Dresky, Hans-Wilhelm von +31291939  U-4, U-33
21.Oblt. Grau, Peter-Ottmar243417 Dec 1939  
22.Oblt. Hartmann, Götz von263417 Dec 1939  
23.Oblt. Herbschleb, Karl-Heinz293417 Dec 1939  
24.Oblt. Kessler, Horst Wilhelm253417 Dec 1939  
25.Kptlt. Kretschmer, Otto273017 Dec 1939  U-35, U-23
26.Oblt. Pfeffer, Günther253417 Dec 1939  
27.Oblt. Praetorius, Friedrich-Hermann353417 Dec 1939  
28.Kptlt. Büchel, Paul3225Jan 1940  U-32
29.Oblt. Collmann, Herwig2435Jan 1940  
30.KrvKpt. Fechner, Otto +34241940  
31.Oblt. Jenisch, Hans2633   
32.Oblt. Matuschka, Freiherr von Toppolczan und Spaetgen, Hartmut Graf von +2534   
33.Stegemann, Hasso +19X/39   
34.Oblt. Tinschert, Otto2435   
35.Kptlt. Lemp, Fritz-Julius +263118 Jan 1940  U-28, U-30
36.Kptlt. Korth, Claus283226 Jan 1940  U-57
37.Oblt. Esch, Dietrich von der +25341940  
38.Kptlt. Rollmann, Wilhelm +32267 Feb 1940  U-34
39.KrvKpt. Schütze, Viktor342521 Feb 1940  U-19, U-11, U-25
40.Ltn. Ites, Otto223625 Feb 1940  
41.Oblt. Suhren, Reinhard233525 Feb 1940  
42.Barber, Bruno +3626 Feb 1940  
43.Oblt. Oesten, Jürgen263327 Feb 1940  U-61
44.Kptlt. Schepke, Joachim +273027 Feb 1940  U-3, U-19
45.Kptlt. Bauer, Max-Hermann +27303 Mar 1940  U-18, U-50
46.KrvKpt. Neitzel, Karl392323 Mar 1940  
47.Kptlt. Liebe, Heinrich32276 Apr 1940  U-2, U-38
48.Kptlt. Hartenstein, Werner +322827 Apr 1940  
49.Oblt. Brandi, Albrecht2535Apr 1940  
50.Oblt. Brans, Hans-Joachim +24351940  
51.KrvKpt. Brachmann, Hans-Günther36223 May 1940  
52.Kptlt. Kuppisch, Herbert +30324 May 1940  U-58
53.Kptlt. Jürst, Harald +2732   U-59
54.KrvKpt. Baumann, Arend37229 May 1940  
55.Oblt. Lüth, Wolfgang +263315 May 1940  U-13, U-9
56.Kptlt. Seibicke, Günther +283216 May 1940  
57.Kptlt. Timm, Heinrich303216 May 1940  
58.Ltn. Thomsen, Rolf253617 May 1940  
59.Bosüner, Harald2623 May 1940  
60.Kptlt. Strelow, Siegfried +293125 May 1940  
61.Eisele, Wilhelm331940  
62.Oblt. Clausen, Asmus Nicolai +2910 Jun 1940  
63.Kptlt. Oehrn, Victor322710 Jun 1940  U-14, U-37
64.Kptlt. Schewe, Georg303213 Jun 1940  U-60
65.Kptlt. Piening, Adolf Cornelius293027 Jun 1940  
66.Brüninghaus, Herbert291940  
67.Ltn. Hellriegel, Hans-Jürgen +23363 Jul 1940  
68.KrvKpt. Rösing, Hans Rudolf34243 Jul 1940  U-11, U-35, U-10, U-48
69.Kptlt. Stockhausen, Hans-Gerrit von +322612 Jul 1940  U-13, U-65
70.Oblt. (R) Lange, Kurt36   
71.Oblt. Lassen, Georg253518 Jul 1940  
72.Oblt. Schonder, Heinrich +303423 Jul 1940  U-53, U-58
73.Böttcher, Richard3330 Jul 1940  
74.Ltn. Trojer, Hans-Hartwig +24365 Aug 1940  
75.Oblt. Schnee, Adalbert263415 Aug 1940  U-6, U-60
76.Oblt. Kelbling, Gerd253429 Aug 1940  
77.Kptlt. Cohausz, Hans322630 Aug 1940  U-15, U-30, UA
78.Kptlt. Ambrosius, Wilhelm3726Sep, 1940  U-28, U-21, U-43
79.Engel, Herbert28393 Sep 1940  
80.Oblt. Guggenberger, Friedrich25349 Sep 1940  
81.Oblt. Bargsten, Klaus Heinrich283525 Sep 1940  
82.Kptlt. Bleichrodt, Heinrich303125 Sep 1940  U-48
83.Kptlt. Schulz, Georg-Wilhelm343225 Sep 1940  U-10, U-64, U-124
84.Oblt. Krech, Günther263326 Sep 1940  
85.Oblt. Kraus, Hans-Werner253428 Sep 1940  
86.Ltn. Basse, Georg-Wilhelm +23361941  
87.Oblt. Wohlfarth, Herbert25331 Oct 1940  U-14, U-137
88.Kptlt. Moehle, Karl-Heinz303024 Oct 1940  U-20, U-123
89.Hechler, Ernst322925 Oct 1940  
90.Oblt. Mehl, Waldemar263326 Oct 1940  
91.Ltn. Brasack, Paul2437aNov 1940  
92.Oblt. Elfe, Horst2336Nov 1940  
93.Oblt. Brüller, Ernst-Ulrich233616 Nov 1940  
94.Kptlt. Rostin, Erwin +333221 Nov 1940  
95.Dietrich, Willi +301 Dec 1940  
96.Ltn. Eckelmann, Heinz +2437a1940  
97.Oblt. Fehler, Johann-Heinrich30357 Dec 1940  
98.Kptlt. Mengersen, Ernst283310 Dec 1940  U-18, U-143, U-101
99.Ltn. Lange, Hans-Günther2437a12 Dec 1940  
100.Kptlt. Lehmann-Willenbrock, Heinrich293131 Dec 1940  U-8, U-5, U-96
101.Ltn. Münster, Helmut2437b31 Dec 1940  
102.Oblt. Bartels, Robert +29341941  U-139
103.Oblt. Bungards, Hans +23361941  
104.Kptlt. Drewitz, Hans-Joachim +33321941  
105.Oblt. Drews, Ulrich24361941  
106.Ltn. Ebert, Jürgen +2437a1941  
107.Ltn. Fabricius, Fritz2137bJanuary 1941  
108.Ltn. Kandler, Hans-Albrecht +2337a   
109.Oblt. Liebe, Johannes2733   U-6
110.Lührs, Dierk2138   
111.Oblt. Pich, Helmuth2634   
112.Kptlt. Schulte, Max-Martin2533   U-9, U-13
113.Schwarzenberg, Hans-Dietrich +1740   
114.Stahl, Peter-Arthur +2738   
115.Ltn. Tiesler, Raimund2137b   
116.Ltn. Unterhorst, Ernst-Günther2137b   
117.Wunderlich, Karl +29II/40   
118.Oblt. Hamm, Horst +2435   
119.Oblt. Hartmann, Otto +2336   
120.Oblt. Gelhaus, Harald253524 Feb 1941  
121.Oblt. Hellwig, Alexander +2535   
122.Kptlt. Hessler, Günter31271 Mar 1941  U-107
123.Kptlt. Metzler, Jost32322 Mar 1941  U-69
124.Ltn. Bach, Helmut343919 Mar 1941  
125.Ltn. Barsch, Franz +291 Apr 1941  
126.Kptlt. Heydemann, Günther273312 Apr 1941  
127.Kptlt. Kentrat, Eitel-Friedrich342813 Apr 1941  U-8, U-74
128.Oblt. Schroeteler, Heinrich-Andreas253614 Apr 1941  
129.Kptlt. Gysae, Robert303115 Apr 1941  U-98
130.Kptlt. Rosenbaum, Helmut +273225 Apr 1941  U-2, U-73
131.Oblt. Mohr, Johann +24344 May 1941  
132.Oblt. Ey, Hans24351941  U-433
133.Kptlt. Horrer, Hans-Joachim +3332   U-555
134.Ltn. Niethmann, Otto2138   
135.Ltn. Abel, Dr. Ulrich +29X/395 Jun 1941  
136.Oblt. Teichert, Max-Martin +26347 Jun 1941  
137.Bade, Hans-Botho +31X/39July, 1941  
138.Kptlt. Mützelburg, Rolf +28321 Jul 1941  U-10, U-203
139.Oblt. Witte, Helmut Friedrich263410 Jul 1941  
140.Oblt. Rasch, Hermann263411 Jul 1941  
141.Oblt. Cordes, Ernst +283617 Jul 1941  
142.Oblt. Eck, Heinz-Wilhelm253417 Jul 1941  
143.Kptlt. Bauer, Ernst2733   U-120, U-126
144.Kptlt. Bopst, Eberhard +2733Aug 1941  U-6
145.Kptlt. Driver, Heinrich2933Aug 1941  U-20, U-23, U-145, U-371
146.Ltn. Schöneboom, Dietrich +2337a1 Aug 1941  
147.Oblt. Emmermann, Carl26342 Aug 1941  
148.KrvKpt. Zapp, Richard37266 Aug 1941  U-66
149.Dobratz, Kurt372218 Aug 1941  
150.Kptlt. Hardegen, Reinhard283323 Aug 1941  U-147, U-123
151.Zapf, Werner +2623 Aug 1941  
152.Kaeding, Walter2525 Aug 1941  
153.Boddenberg, Karl2728 Aug 1941  
154.Oblt. Müller-Stöckheim, Günther +2734   U-67
155.Falke, Hans +219 Sep 1941  
156.Oblt. Heidtmann, Hans273423 Sep 1941  U-2, U-14, U-21, U-559
157.Oblt. Schultze, Heinz-Otto +263423 Sep 1941  U-4, U-141, U-432
158.Oblt. Henke, Werner +32334 Oct 1941  
159.Oblt. Koitschka, Siegfried2437a7 Oct 1941  
160.Ltn. Frerks, Paul333912 Oct 1941  
161.Kptlt. Thurmann, Karl +322823 Oct 1941  U-553
162.Hensellek, Ortwin303927 Oct 1941  
163.Oblt. Mumm, Friedrich +2636   
164.Kptlt. Winter, Werner293010 Nov 1941  U-22, U-103
165.Oblt. Fischel, Unno von +263414 Nov 1941  U-374
166.Ltn. Lehsten, Detlef von2437b   
167.Oblt. Finke, Otto +26361941  
168.Kptlt. Möhlmann, Helmut28331 Dec 1941  U-143, U-52, U-571
169.Ltn. Hohmann, Otto31375 Dec 1941  
170.Oblt. Tiesenhausen, Hans-Diedrich Freiherr von28347 Dec 1941  U-331
171.Beckmann, Hans23X/3912 Dec 1941  
172.Oblt. Franke, Rudolf Heinz263612 Dec 1941  
173.Oblt. Siemon, Hilmar +263417 Dec 1941  U-334
174.Kptlt. Steinhoff, Friedrich +323417 Dec 1941  U-511
175.Oblt. Tillessen, Hans-Rutger283417 Dec 1941  
176.Oblt. Wintermeyer, Max273417 Dec 1941  U-62
177.Oblt. Zetzsche, Hans-Jürgen263417 Dec 1941  U-20, U-8, U-4, U-560, U-591
178.KrvKpt. Kals, Ernst362418 Dec 1941  U-130
179.Kptlt. Bigalk, Gerhard +333326 Dec 1941  U-14, U-751
180.Oblt. Bauer, Hermann +243628 Dec 1941  
181.Oblt. Baur, Götz24351941  
182.Oblt. Becker, Klaus-Helmuth +23361941  
183.KrvKpt. Merten, Karl-Friedrich362631 Dec 1941  U-68
184.Aldegarmann, Wolfgang +251942  
185.Kptlt. Auffermann, Hans-Jürgen +27341942  U-69
186.Kptlt. Bernardelli, Richard33331942  
187.Oblt. Bokelberg, Max2237a1942  
188.Ltn. Coester, Christian-Brandt +2237b1942  
189.Oblt. Creutz, Horst +26351942  
190.Oblt. Deckert, Horst2337a1942  U-8
191.Oblt. Dieterichs, Horst +29341942  U-406
192.Ltn. Ehrhardt, Walther22381942  
193.Ltn. Engel, Hans-Adolf2637b1942  
194.Ltn. Ernst, Hans-Joachim2337b1942  
195.Oblt. Fenn, Heinz-Konrad2337a1942  U-139
196.Oblt. Fiedler, Hans +27361942  
197.Oblt. Fraatz, Georg-Werner +2435   U-652
198.Oblt. Freyberg-Eisenberg-Allmendingen, Walter Freiherr von +26351942  U-52
199.Grafen, Karl26   
200.Ltn. Harpe, Richard von +2437b   
201.Oblt. Hasenschar, Heinrich +2536   U-29
202.Kptlt. Heilmann, Udo2833   U-24, U-97
203.Oblt. Henning, Fritz2437a   
204.Oblt. Hepp, Horst +2436   
205.Ltn. Herglotz, Helmut2338   
206.Herrle, Friedrich-Georg +31XII/39   
207.Hinz, Rudolf21X/39   
208.Kptlt. Hornbostel, Klaus25341942  
209.Kptlt. Höltring, Horst +2833   U-149
210.KrvKpt. Junker, Ottoheinrich3624   U-33
211.Oblt. Just, Paul2636   
212.Ltn. Kandzior, Helmut +2238   
213.Koch, Heinz +2739   
214.Ltn. Kruschka, Max2237b   
215.Oblt. Lamby, Hermann2836   
216.Oblt. Lange, Karl-Heinz +2337a   
217.Oblt. Lauterbach-Emden, Hans-Jürgen2237a   
218.Oblt. Leinemann, Hannes33   
219.Lottner, Ernst21X/39   
220.Ltn. Mahrholz, Hans-Gert2338   
221.Oblt. Manke, Rolf +2635   
222.Mannesmann, Gert +3133   
223.Melzer, Volker23X/39   
224.Meyer, Gerhard +26   
225.Ltn. Meyer, Rudolf +2138   
226.Ltn. Mohs, Hans-Dieter2237b   
227.Kptlt. Morstein, Hans-Joachim von3228   
228.Oblt. Neide, Kurt2536   
229.Oblt. Nonn, Victor-Wilhelm2437a   
230.Oblt. Nordheimer, Hubert2436   
231.Oblt. Oelrich, Adolf2535   
232.Offermann, Hans-Werner +20X/39   
233.Oblt. Otto, Paul-Friedrich2437a   
234.Oblt. Petersen, Klaus2436   
235.Oblt. Petersen, Kurt2536   
236.Petersen, Theodor27   
237.Oblt. Pietsch, Ulrich +2636   
238.Radermacher, Alfred28VII/33   
239.Oblt. Reeder, Günther2635   U-7, U-214
240.Riecken, Werner +29   
241.Oblt. Roithberg, Hardo Rodler von +2337a   U-24
242.Kptlt. Salman, Otto3332   U-7, U-52
243.Schlott, Heinrich1940   
244.Oblt. Schneewind, Fritz +2436   
245.Schneidewind, Karl-Hermann34   
246.Schnoor, Ebe +46XII/15   
247.Kptlt. Schreiber, Gerd2931   U-3, U-95
248.Schrobach, Kurt27   
249.Schäffer, Heinz20XII/39   
250.Seeger, Joachim29X/39   
251.Oblt. Seehausen, Gerhard +2437a   
252.Oblt. Siegmann, Paul2835   
253.Oblt. Soden-Fraunhofen, Ulrich Graf von +2835   
254.Oblt. Sommer, Helmut2735   
255.Oblt. Spahr, Wilhelm37   
256.Ltn. Sthamer, Hans-Jürgen +2237b   
257.Oblt. Stock, Rupprecht2537a   
258.Stoeffler, Otto3139   
259.Säck, Franz32   
260.Oblt. Thäter, Gerhard2536   
261.Oblt. Trotha, Claus von +2736   
262.Oblt. Wahlen, Rolf-Birger2636   
263.Weber, Karl-Otto27   
264.Wedemeyer, Heimar35   
265.Kptlt. Wilamowitz-Möllendorf, Georg von +484/12   U-2, U-459
266.Ltn. Willner, Horst2238   
267.Oblt. Witte, Werner +2735   
268.Oblt. Franken, Wilhelm +273528 Jan 1942  
269.Fleige, Karl36   
270.Kptlt. Cremer, Peter-Erich303210 Feb 1942  U-152, U-333
271.Kptlt. Dommes, Wilhelm343110 Feb 1942  U-431
272.Ltn. Schroeter, Horst von2237b10 Feb 1942  
273.Baden, Hans-Heinrich +263815 Mar 1942  
274.Kptlt. Rosenstiel, Jürgen von +293317 Mar 1942  U-143, U-502
275.Düppe, Joachim264018 Mar 1942  
276.Kptlt. Deecke, Joachim +293320 Mar 1942  U-9, U-584
277.Kptlt. Heyse, Ulrich353224 Mar 1942  U-128
278.Blaudow, Ernst-Ulrich +2731 Mar 1942  
279.Oblt. Christophersen, Erwin +26351942  
280.Ltn. Heusinger von Waldegg, Burkhard +2138   
281.KrvKpt. Poske, Hans-Georg Friedrich37233 Apr 1942  U-504
282.Kptlt. Achilles, Albrecht +28345 Apr 1942  U-161
283.Kptlt. Bülow, Otto von30306 Apr 1942  U-3, U-404
284.Oblt. Lüdden, Siegfried +25368 Apr 1942  
285.Oblt. Zschech, Peter +233612 Apr 1942  
286.Oblt. Blum, Otto-Ulrich253618 Apr 1942  
287.Dankleff, Walter +353520 Apr 1942  
288.Böhm, Hermann31X/3724 Apr 1942  
289.Oblt. Dauter, Helmut2237bMay 1942  
290.Hinrichs, Otto2836   
291.Lehmann, Hans263827 May 1942  
292.Kptlt. Degen, Horst28331942  U-701
293.Kptlt. Giessler, Hans-Heinrich3131   U-455
294.Oblt. Makowski, Kurt +2636   U-78, U-619
295.Kptlt. Reschke, Franz-Georg3429   U-205
296.Sitek, Walter2939   U-17
297.KrvKpt. Schacht, Harro +34266 Jun 1942  U-507
298.Oblt. Bahr, Rudolf +263510 Jun 1942  
299.Kptlt. Würdemann, Erich +283318 Jun 1942  U-506
300.Oblt. Kusch, Oskar-Heinz +2437a22 Jun 1942  
301.Ltn. Mangold, Ernst24XII/3927 Jun 1942  
302.Kptlt. Bohmann, Heino +2834Jul 1942  U-88
303.Oblt. Bürgel, Friedrich2536Jul 1942  U-97
304.Kptlt. Berger, Joachim +29349 Jul 1942  U-87
305.Kptlt. Bielfeld, Heinz +253416 Jul 1942  U-703
306.Kptlt. Reche, Reinhart263423 Jul 1942  U-255
307.Oblt. Zorn, Rudolf +2537b25 Jul 1942  
308.Kptlt. Borchert, Dietrich333330 Jul 1942  U-24, U-566
309.Kptlt. Schlippenbach, Egon Reiner Freiherr von28346 Aug 1942  U-121, U-453
310.Kptlt. Forstner, Siegfried Freiherr von +31307 Aug 1942  U-59, U-402
311.Oblt. Rasch, Karl-Heinz +283814 Aug 1942  
312.Kptlt. Witt, Hans-Ludwig322923 Aug 1942  U-161, U-129
313.Ltn. Bitter, Georg von +21X/3927 Aug 1942  
314.Oblt. Bahn, Rolf2437aSep 1942  
315.Kptlt. Brodda, Heinrich +39Sep 1942  U-209
316.Ltn. Dahlhaus, Eberhard +22381942  
317.Bork, Helmut32394 Sep 1942  
318.KrvKpt. Brandenburg, Karl +36248 Sep 1942  U-457
319.Oblt. Struckmeier, Rolf26351942  U-608
320.Oblt. Börner, Hans-Joachim +2437bOct 1942  
321.Oblt. Ballert, Sarto +2537b2 Oct 1942  
322.Kptlt. Dierksen, Reiner +34313 Oct 1942  U-176
323.Kptlt. Clausen, Heinz-Ehlert33364 Oct 1942  U-403
324.Kptlt. Jahn, Gunter32316 Oct 1942  U-596
325.Oblt. Raabe, Ernst +3511 Oct 1942  
326.Ltn. Albrecht, Karl +3512 Oct 1942  
327.Ltn. Breckwoldt, Friedrich30IX/3914 Oct 1942  
328.Kptlt. Bruns, Heinrich +303118 Oct 1942  U-175
329.Kptlt. Markworth, Friedrich273410 Nov 1942  U-66
330.Ltn. Stuckmann, Hermann +21X/3918 Nov 1942  
331.Oblt. Poel, Gustav253626 Nov 1942  U-413
332.Oblt. Benker, Hans +253630 Nov 1942  U-80, U-625
333.Cabolet, Servais343730 Nov 1942  
334.Kptlt. Nölke, Kurt +283530 Nov 1942  U-20, U-263
335.Oblt. Carlsen, Claus-Peter2337b1942  U-732
336.Kptlt. Feiler, Gerhard33331942  U-653
337.Kptlt. Zurmühlen, Bernhard +3333Dec, 1942  U-600
338.Kptlt. Schneider, Herbert +27344 Dec 1942  U-522
339.Oblt. Döhler, Hans-Heinrich +2537a6 Dec 1942  U-21, U-606
340.Beckmann, Heinz +29X/3914 Dec 1942  
341.Ltn. Falke, Hans22X/3914 Dec 1942  
342.Ltn. Dübler, Rudolf21XII/3922 Dec 1942  
343.Ltn. Bergemann, Wilhelm22X/3924 Dec 1942  
344.Oblt. Auffhammer, Leonhard +25361942  U-265
345.Oblt. Krieg, Johann-Otto2337b1942  U-142, U-81
346.Kptlt. Herwartz, Oskar35   
347.Ltn. Ahlers, Kurt20XII/391943  
348.Oblt. Baberg, Kurt25361943  U-30, U-618
349.Ltn. Bach, Joachim-Werner2437b1943  
350.Bensel, Rolf Rüdiger19401943  
351.Oblt. Bentzien, Heinz +2537b1943  
352.Kptlt. Borm, Carl3133   U-592
353.Ltn. Bornkessel, Dieter22XII/391943  
354.Ltn. Bortfeldt, Karl-Hermann21X/391943  
355.Oblt. Braeucker, Friedrich2337a1943  
356.Ltn. Brünig, Matthias22381943  
357.Kptlt. Buchholz, Heinz +33291943  U-24, U-15, U-195
358.Budzyn, Sigmund271943  
359.Oblt. Bugs, Hans-Helmuth +2537a1943  U-629
360.Buscher, Hans24381943  
361.Oblt. Büchler, Rudolf +27361943  U-387
362.Oblt. Böhme, Kurt2537b1943  U-450
363.Oblt. Curio, Oskar2437a1943  U-80, U-952
364.Oblt. Davidson, Heinz von2437a1943  
365.Kptlt. Deetz, Friedrich +26351943  U-757
366.Kptlt. Diggins, Kurt30341943  U-458
367.Ltn. Dingler, Gottfried20XII/391943  
368.Ltn. Dobberstein, Erich +23381943  
369.Ltn. Eberbach, Heinz-Eugen21X/391943  
370.Elsinghorst, Josef26391943  
371.Oblt. Emde, Bernhard2537b1943  
372.KrvKpt. Engelmann, Kurt-Eduard +3923Jan 1943  U-163
373.Oblt. Franze, Joachim2437a   
374.Ltn. Hilbig, Kurt2338   
375.KrvKpt. Hopman, Rolf-Heinrich +3626   U-405
376.Oblt. Janssen, Gustav-Adolf2736   U-151, U-37, U-103
377.Kptlt. Jebsen, Johann +2635   U-565
378.Oblt. Lauzemis, Albert +2437a   U-139, U-37
379.Oblt. Looks, Hartwig2536   U-264
380.Ltn. Niemeyer, Heinrich32X/39   
381.Kptlt. Purkhold, Hubertus2635   U-30, U-14, U-260
382.Kptlt. Queck, Horst-Thilo2735   U-622
383.Oblt. Riekeberg, Wolfgang +2437a   
384.Kptlt. Röther, Josef3536   U-380
385.Kptlt. Schumann-Hindenberg, Friedrich2932   
386.Kptlt. Uphoff, Horst +2635   U-84
387.Oblt. Wächter, Karl-Jürg +2636   U-223
388.Kptlt. Staats, Georg +26359 Jan 1943  U-80, U-508
389.KrvKpt. Czygan, Werner +3825Feb 1943  U-118
390.Oblt. Rosenberg-Gruszczynski, Hans-Achim von +2537a5 Feb 1943  U-18, U-384
391.Ltn. Bartke, Erwin +33401943  U-488
392.Ltn. Fischer, Ernst22X/39Mar, 1943  
393.Oblt. Schramm, Joachim +26361943  U-109
394.Ltn. Baum, Heinz304010 Mar 1943  
395.Oblt. (R) Johannsen, Hans3214 Mar 1943  U-569
396.Oblt. Bertelsmann, Hans-Joachim +263627 Mar 1943  U-142, U-603
397.Oblt. Fenski, Horst-Arno2437b28 Mar 1943  U-34, U-410
398.Kptlt. Hackländer, Burckhard2833   U-454
399.Kptlt. Borchers, Rolf29331943-05-01  U-149, U-226
400.Kptlt. Maus, August28345 May 1943  U-185
401.Ltn. Ackermann, Wolf22X/3912 May 1943  
402.Oblt. Brauel, Wilhelm2837b1943  
403.Kptlt. Brünning, Herbert27351943  U-137, U-642
404.Hess, Hans-Georg2040   
405.Ltn. Kühn, Herbert24X/391 Jun 1943  
406.Ltn. Schüler, Wolf-Harald21X/3914 Jun 1943  
407.Oblt. Baltz, Rudolf223817 Jun 1943  U-603
408.Oblt. (R) Ferro, Otto +324026 Jun 1943  U-645
409.Oblt. Balke, Diethelm2337b1943  
410.KrvKpt. Baume, Günter La +32296 Aug 1943  U-355
411.Oblt. Eick, Alfred2737a29 Aug 1943  U-510
412.Kptlt. Bode, Thilo25361943  
413.Ltn. Breinlinger, Siegfried23XII/39Sep 1943  
414.Ltn. Peters, Gerhard21XII/39   
415.Breun, Gerhard2340Oct 1943  
416.Oblt. Brünner, Joachim +2437bOct 1943  U-703
417.Oblt. Ohling, Klaus2537a   U-965
418.Kptlt. Becker, Richard323413 Oct 1943  U-218
419.Oblt. Becker, Klaus23X/3927 Oct 1943  
420.Ltn. Ackermann, Paul23XII/391943  
421.Oblt. Drescher, Günther24381943  
422.Oblt. Marbach, Karl-Heinz2637a21 Nov 1943  U-101, U-29, U-28, U-953
423.Ltn. Boehmer, Wolfgang23XII/391 Dec 1943  U-575
424.Oblt. Ballert, Rene23XII/394 Dec 1943  
425.Oblt. Werner, Herbert A.23XII/3918 Dec 1943  
426.Hoß, Hans Julius22   
427.Oblt. Altmeier, Friedrich23381943  U-1227
428.Oblt. Arco-Zinneberg, Ulrich-Philipp Graf von und zu26X/391943  U-922, U-29
429.Oblt. Andersen, Klaus2537b1944  U-708
430.Ltn. Angermann, Walter2040Jan 1944  
431.Ltn. Arendt, Rudolf20401944  
432.Oblt. Balduhn, Ernst-Ludwig24381944  U-1163
433.Becker, Philipp22401944  
434.Oblt. Blischke, Heinz +2438Jan 1944  U-744
435.Oblt. Bremen, Hanskurt von25381944  U-764
436.Oblt. Conrad, Gerhard +21XII/391944  
437.Ltn. Dobenecker, Günter21401944  
438.Oblt. Dobinsky, Hans-Jürgen21XII/391944  
439.Oblt. Faust, Erich +22XII/391944  
440.Oblt. Gerlach, Peter +21XII/39   U-37
441.Kptlt. Manseck, Helmut2934   U-143, U-758
442.Kptlt. Manseck, Helmut2934   U-143, U-758
443.Oblt. Boldt, Walter22XII/3910 Jan 1944  
444.Ltn. Cranz, Wilhelm +28X/3918 Jan 1944  
445.Oblt. Wex, Hans-Dieter23XII/3924 Jan 1944  
446.Oblt. (R) Dobbert, Max33X/38Feb 1944  U-969
447.Oblt. Dunkelberg, Hans2537bFeb 1944  U-716
448.Oblt. Albrecht, Rolf Heinrich Fritz2337b19 Feb 1944  U-386
449.Oblt. Sieder, Heinz +233828 Feb 1944  U-984
450.Ltn. Baumgärtel, Friedrich2140Apr 1944  
451.Oblt. Westphalen, Otto24383 Apr 1944  U-121, U-968
452.Ltn. Benthin, Karl-Dietrich224012 May 1944  
453.Ltn. Braun, Kurt20V/41   
454.Ltn. Dierks, Hans-Joachim20401944  
455.FrgKpt. Freiwald, Kurt37251944  U-21, U-7, U-33, U-181
456.KrvKpt. Fahr, Theodor +34309 Sep 1944  U-567
457.Oblt. Baldus, Hugo23X/39Nov, 1944  U-773
458.Oblt. Pulst, Günther2637b18 Dec 1944  U-978
459.Kptlt. Eickstedt, Wolfgang von293520 Dec 1944  U-668
460.Oblt. (R) Block, Helmut + (posthumous)29383 Jan 1945  U-771

460 U-boat Commanders decorated with Iron Cross 1st Class (Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse) located.

Legend:
+ Indicates the Officer died in the war.
* Commands held indicates the U-boat commands held by this officer before award date. In some cases the officer had not taken command his first boat yet or was not even in the U-boat force yet.


Note: This listing is still being compiled and some recipients might be missing.

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